John Carpenter’s Vampires Receiving Collector’s Edition Blu-ray

Finally, this classic 1998 film is getting the love it deserves.

By Jay Gervais

Earlier today, Shout! Factory announced it will be releasing John Carpenter’s Vampires as a collector’s edition Blu-ray later this year in September. The retailer has handled several other titles by the horror master in the past, so you can expect to take home a superior product that stands above the rest. Have a peek below for what we know is included so far along with the cover art.

  • National street date for North America (Region A) is Sept 24th.
  • This will be presented as a Collector’s Edition and will come guaranteed with a slipcover in its first three months of release.
  • The newly commissioned artwork pictured comes to us from Devon Whitehead (Trick r Treat, Valentine, Sleepwalkers). This art will be front-facing and the reverse side of the wrap will feature the original theatrical artwork.
  • Extras will be announced on a later date. However, we can confirm already that we have new interviews with Mr. Carpenter and Sandy King Carpenter.

As you can see, the special features are still being worked out, but the retailer can confirm there will be new interviews with John Carpenter and Sandy King Carpenter. The item also comes with an exclusive 18” x 24” rolled poster of the newly-commissioned artwork by Devon Whitehead, but only if you order it from Shout! Factory directly. Its North American street date is slated for September 24th.

Vampires was a 1998 film directed by the Master of Horror, John Carpenter, and starred James Woods (Videodrome), Daniel Baldwin (Grimm), Sheryl Lee (Twin Peaks), Thomas Ian Griffith (xXx), Maximilian Schell (Deep Impact), and Tim Guinee (Iron Man). In addition to his duties as director, Carpenter also provided the music score for the film as well.

This item will knock you down $28.43 plus the cost of shipping. If you’re interesting in pre-ordering this one, go on over to Shout! Factory today. As always, stay tuned to Dead Entertainment for all the latest news in the world of John Carpenter and beyond!

About the Author

Jay Gervais

From small town to big city and back again, Jay was born and raised in Canada and has lived his whole life there. He’s always ready to cut down any misconceptions his American friends have of life in the great white north. He’s also no stranger to this kind of community, and has plenty of experience under his bed. He enjoys all kinds of horror entertainment, as long as it’s got the heart and soul to it. When he’s not doing something here, he can be found at his post at the night’s watch, or knee deep into his school studies.

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